Plan your trip to Southern Utah in 2017 for some of the absolute best outdoor destinations and experiences available in the world, right in our backyard. As the snow falls here in Park City, Utah we anxiously await the warmer days when we can pack our bags and take a road trip down the I-15 to some of our favorite national parks. I look ahead to 2017 and set my sites on some key destinations in Southern Utah for fresh air and a warmer sun.
For many, January is the best time of the year to visit Southern Utah. This time of the year offers the opportunity to ski the slopes of Brian Head Ski Resort and on some days, the weather can be quite nice and you are able to enjoy some solid hiking around the small cities of Cedar City and St. George.
Many Utahns have early memories of taking the 5 hour journey down to Southern Utah and not being able to pass the town of Beaver, Utah without making a stop for Cheese Curds at The Creamery and filling up your water bottles with the best tasting water in the United States! From Beaver, Utah, Bryan Head Ski Resort is just a 50 minute drive down the I-15.
As the weather warms up, roads in Southern Utah open up for visitors to explore further parts of the national parks that are closed during winter months. The Highway 12 Scenic Byway runs through Bryce Canyon, and Kodachrome Basin State Park, as well as Capital Reef National Park.
The Zion Park Scenic Byway is 60 miles of pure, heavenly beauty.